Open Access and OER

What is Open Access (OA)?

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"Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions" (Suber). OA scholarly  literature also offers these less restrictive regulations, so that they can be more accessible to students, authors, scholars, and general users.

Many OA journals adhere to the traditional peer-review process and maintain high scholarly publishing standards.

Peter Suber's overview of open access offers a more thorough introduction.

Making Your Research Open Access

Looking for a journal that will help you maximize the reach of your work?

Take a look at the Think. Check. Submit. website for a checklist of considerations and options as you decide what journal to submit your work to.

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Open Access at CUNY

OA Books

About This Guide

This guide was originally created by Alexandra Hamlett.